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My Reading Life

Bookseller at Barnes & Noble, Humanities student at NAU, mother of 2, artist, animal lover, voracious reader and lover of all things literary, introvert, believer in magic

Currently reading

Science In Context: Readings In The Sociology Of Science
Barry Barnes, David Edge
The Apothecary
Maile Meloy
The Key & the Flame
Claire M. Caterer
Fifty Shades of Grey
E.L. James
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
Cheryl Strayed
Beautiful Creatures
Margaret Stohl, Kami Garcia
Pride and Prejudice
Margaret Drabble, Eloisa James, Jane Austen
Progress: 60/379 pages

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore - William Joyce, Joe Bluhm I came across this as I processed new books during my volunteer hours at the local library. I remember seeing the short animated film, which I loved, so I stopped doing what I had been doing and read this book. I thought about how stories reach us, how they speak to our innermost desires...how books and reading are magical and wonderful and how the act of reading changes us. What is it about books, stories, and reading that attracts humans? Are we simply attracted to stories because that is what we are -- stories? I was surprised to discover how much this short picture book had me thinking about the process of reading and the ways in which we fall in love with stories throughout our lives. Yeah, this book is that good. That powerful. That beautiful. Who says picture books are just for children?Watch the video, too -- it's not as great as the book, but it is pretty darn good.